Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Staying in my Thanksgiving Budget

I went to the store yesterday to do my major Thanksgiving shopping. I had picked up some sparkling cranberry cider and champagne at Trader Joe's to make a cocktail, and I bought everything else at Ralph's. I'm sure there is some PF blogger out there who used coupons and got their Thanksgiving dinner for 27 people for twelve cents or something, but to them I say, just stop it.

I spent a total of $65.12 at Ralphs, which will feed 7 people with plenty of leftovers. I'll post pictures after Thursday, but that include ingredients for turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce, homemade caramel apple pie, and a store bought pumpkin pie. The roommate is making green bean casserole as well (yum).

I also bought organic brown and white sugar, which will last me quite a while, as well as four sticks of organic butter, which I hope I don't use all of for one meal. ;)  I also had to buy a pie pan, and since you could only get a throwaway one in three pack, I bought a glass one for $4.89, which I will be able to use in the future. I did get throwaway pans for stuffing and turkey at the dollar tree last week, so that will make my life easier. I don't have a dishwasher, so I'm fine with recycling the aluminum ones when I'm done to save me the effort of having to wash more dishes.

I'm getting excited for tomorrow! Today I'm making the pie and cranberry sauce, to save me some time tomorrow. I did a lot of cleaning yesterday, and tonight the roommate and I are going to rearrange the furniture to allow for guests in our small apartment.


  1. I'd still say that you spent not a ton. And yay for now having a pie pan!